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    SubjectRe: [drm] nouveau iMac crashes and burns
    On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 6:02 PM, Younes Manton <younes.m@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 5:54 PM, Justin Mattock <justinmattock@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> I had figured this would happen,
    >> but was curious to see if this
    >> new bad boy would work.
    >> (probably why fedora 12 doesnt boot as well).
    >>
    >> basically the system freezes during boot once
    >> drn nouveau is loaded. here's dmesg captured
    >> with firescope:(a bit long)
    >
    > <..snip..>
    >> <3>[ 6.891531] [drm] nouveau 0000:02:00.0: No ctxprog for NV94
    > <..snip..>
    >
    >>
    >> machine is an iMac with the gt130 card
    >> I loaded mesa,dri, but didn't find any
    >> firmware(if any) for /lib/firmware
    >
    > You need the firmware, it's not carried in the upstream tree.[1]
    > There's also a PPC-specific patch currently in the Nouveau tree and on
    > various lists that you need to apply.[2]
    >
    > [1] http://people.freedesktop.org/~pq/
    > [2] http://cgit.freedesktop.org/nouveau/linux-2.6/commit/?id=a51b847bebf85e8539db6afe1627a3a17a05dfcc
    >

    (You only need to apply [2] if yours is a PPC Mac in case it wasn't
    obvious, I just assumed PPC for some reason...)


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